I've been using the Craftsman carbide and HSS bits for years; they're the first bits I ever bought. Most of my Craftsman bits are 20-30 yrs old, and many have been re-sharpened. I don't use the HSS much anymore, as I have replaced the ones I use the most with carbide. I wish I could tell you that I have made recent purchases of router bits at Sears, but I haven't. Sadly though, the ones they carry today are probably not of the same quality, although I don't know that as fact. But they're probably just as good as other branded "cheap" sets. I know, I know; I'm not much help!